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  • The Latest: EPA bars AP, CNN from summit on contaminants

    05/22/2018 2:01:06 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 12 replies ^ | MAY 22, 2018 | Unknown
    The Environmental Protection Agency is barring The Associated Press, CNN and the environmental-focused news organization E&E from a national summit on harmful water contaminants. The EPA blocked the news organizations from attending Tuesday’s Washington meeting, convened by EPA chief Scott Pruitt.
  • Anyone put any stock in IQ, IQ organizations?

    05/22/2018 1:02:49 PM PDT · by fwdude · 85 replies
    self | May 22, 2018 | fwdude
    I know that FReepers tend to be the most intelligent people on the planet, if not the salt-of-the-earth, generous beings in existence. So, does anyone give any veracity to IQ (Intelligence Quotient) test scores? Has anyone had theirs tested? Any FReepers who are members of Mensa? Reason I'm asking is that I've never (knowingly) had mine tested. Also, a friend who is really down on himself needs a pick-me-up, and I'm going to mention having his IQ tested as an ego boost, since I know he's at least average. I know this score is mostly irrelevant as far as competence,...
  • New NASA chief Bridenstine says humans contribute to climate change 'in a major way'

    05/22/2018 12:29:29 PM PDT · by ETL · 37 replies
    FoxNews/Science ^ | May 22, 2018 | Sarah Lewin
    In a NASA town hall yesterday (May 17), NASA's new administrator, Jim Bridenstine, said that he knows Earth's climate is changing, and that humans contribute to it "in a major way," also supporting NASA's research into that important area. The statement is significant because Bridenstine has expressed doubt about human-caused climate change in the past, causing some to question his suitability to lead a fact-focused NASA. In 2013, as an Oklahoma congressman, Bridenstine claimed there was no current trend toward global warming. More recently, such as in his NASA administrator confirmation hearings last November, he has acknowledged that human activity...
  • Dem congressional candidate refuses to withdraw amidst revelations of domestic abuse.

    05/22/2018 11:41:47 AM PDT · by Conserv · 17 replies
    This is a congressional House seat(5th district, South Carolina). Archie Parnell(D) came close to defeating Ralph Norman(R) in a 2017 special election.
  • Who is pulling strings for Bishop Michael Curry (the royal wedding) and why?

    05/22/2018 11:07:47 AM PDT · by bgill · 58 replies
    vanity | May 22, 2018 | vanity
    Three years ago, he was a nobody. Why was Curry brought in to officiate at the royal wedding? Who's pulling strings for him and for what purpose? He's a Trump hater. This smells highly of politics.
  • The Face Of Addiction

    05/22/2018 8:27:51 AM PDT · by OneVike · 99 replies
    The Courier-Tribune ^ | 5/20/18 | Annette Jordan
    On May 1, Jason Bigelow’s body was discovered in an abandoned house near High Point. He had been missing from his Asheboro home for a week, and while the autopsy results are still pending, his wife, Anna, has no doubt what the cause of death was. On April 30, the day before he was found, she posted this on Facebook in one angry, anguished burst: “My husband is missing and no one has heard from him in 6 days. Even in his darkest of times he would have not gone that long without communication. It’s hard to know what...
  • RO Election Advice [Ft Worth]

    05/22/2018 6:50:16 AM PDT · by fwdude · 7 replies
    Self | 05/22/18 | fwdude
    I pretty much trust FReeper information over a lot of other sources, so wanted to get your opinions in today's runoffs for my region. Plus, with such a varied membership, I thought I could plug into some first hand knowledge on the few candidates up for election. County Tax Assessor-Collector (Unexpired Term) Wendy Burgess Mike Snyder I know Snyder has the name recognition as a news anchor, but what is his world view? Don't know much about Burgess. Any thoughts and reasons to vote either way? I have very little resources for finding out about judgeships. I know these are...
  • 'Supergirl' Casting a Transgender Character for Season Four

    05/22/2018 6:45:55 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    Comic Book ^ | May 22, 2018 | RUSS BURLINGAME
    The CW's Supergirl is casting a transgender character who will play a significant role in the DC Comics-based show's upcoming fourth season, has learned from multiple sources. This news originates in a casting notice for a character called “Nia Nal,” described as a transgender woman in her early 20s. The character is being cast with open ethnicity, meaning that they do not have a specific ethnic background in mind. She may be positioned to take over the newsroom, as she comes in with a strong journalism background a la Snapper Carr and is described as a “young Cat Grant...
  • Interesting: Found a live YouTube video website link, of the Hawaii Volcano. Here it is.

    05/21/2018 11:25:12 PM PDT · by cba123 · 52 replies
    You Tube ^ | (live now) | YouTube
    Hi Everyone. OK this is a bit unusual. I was just on YouTube however, and found this live link, for the erupting volcano there right now. I will link in the next post, to the video. Live.
  • Charlize Theron To Play Megyn Kelly In Fox News Movie At Annapurna

    05/21/2018 8:28:21 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 39 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 21, 2018 | Patrick Hipes
    Charlize Theron has been set to play Megyn Kelly in Annapurna Pictures’ untitled movie that will focus on the women of Fox News Channel who worked there during the tenure of Roger Ailes, the chairman and network architect who resigned in 2016 amid a sexual and workplace harassment scandal. Jay Roach is directing the pic written by The Big Short scribe Charles Randolph in a project that has been in the works since before Ailes’ death a year ago. It will feature an ensemble cast with characters portraying Ailes and those at FNC during the scandal, which began when ex–host...
  • FBI scandal bigger than Watergate? -- Could be, and the dishonest press....

    05/21/2018 7:38:35 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/21/2018 | Douglas MacKinnon
    President Trump is correct. If an FBI -- or any “Deep State” -- informant was embedded within his campaign for the express purpose of spying on it, that would be a scandal “Bigger than Watergate.” Bigger and much more chilling. Over the course of the last two years, I have communicated with current and former government employees who told me that a number of operatives at various three-letter agencies have been actively working to undermine first the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump, and then his presidency. Most of them are Obama appointees. All of them doing so for political...
  • Meghan Markle's wedding dress gets criticized by Katy Perry

    05/21/2018 6:04:24 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies online ^ | 5/21/18 | Rachel McRady
    Katy Perry’s going to tell it like it is! The 33-year-old pop star opened up to ET’s Lauren Zima about this weekend’s biggest event – the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – during Sunday’s night one of the "American Idol" finale. “I would have done one more fitting,” Perry quipped of Markle’s stunning Givenchy gown. “I’m never not going to tell the truth! One more fitting, but I love you.”
  • Vanity - Brennan & Holder Lash out at Trump...Obama cannot be far behind - Please show me attention!

    05/21/2018 4:21:57 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 26 replies
    Lookee...Lookee, the "Obama" birds (Brennan & Holder) of a feather try to cover their butts together. Don't take no genius to put two and two together. The game, the gambit, the dark acts to destroy the current POTUS, Donald J. Trump is over. It simply started and ended with Barack Hussein Obama. Obama, not the sharpest knife in the drawer, is not going to have sweet nice cozy legacy. In fact, he will little legacy at all. Scores of his Obamabots will go down with him. Game over...soon!!!
  • Hillary Clinton urges Yale class to buy newspaper subscriptions

    05/21/2018 11:11:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/21/2018 | Staff
    Speaking to Yale graduates over the weekend, the former candidate for president urged the class to stop the spread of fake news and help support journalism by paying for it. "It means calling out actual fake news when we see it and supporting brave journalists and their reporting maybe even by subscribing to a newspaper," she said.
  • **BREAKING**: Leaked video of meeting between Brennan, Comey and Clapper.

    05/21/2018 10:53:29 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 45 replies ^ | 5/12/2018 |
  • Woman Calls Police After Having Wig Snatched

    05/21/2018 10:48:02 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 48 replies
    The Root ^ | 5/21/2018 | Yesha Callahan
    A Georgia woman was furious after another woman not only insulted her $85 wig, but snatched it off her head and set it ablaze. Angie Marie Smith, 54, of Macon, Ga., called the Bibb County Sheriff’s Department after she says Brittany L. Huff told her her wig was ugly and then took it upon herself to rid the world of the black-and-blond wig. The two women were hanging outside with a group of people, when, according to the Telegraph, Smith says Huff started harassing her about her wig. Smith said Huff told her, “‘Your wig sho’ ugly. Your wig sho’...
  • Oprah, Meryl Streep, 100+ other celebrities call for global gender equality in open letter

    05/21/2018 10:34:50 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 88 replies
    WENN ^ | 5/21/2018 | staff
    Celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, and Natalie Portman have signed an open letter calling for an end to gender inequality. The stars are among 140 signatories from the entertainment industry, which also include Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Reynolds, Amy Schumer and Thandie Newton, who have shown their support for the campaign, spearheaded by international charity ONE. The letter is addressed to world leaders, who are told they have been put "on notice" to take action to put an end to the inequality, claiming that it leaves 130 million girls without an education and one billion women without access to a...
  • Doctor who spiked his pregnant girlfriend's drink with FOUR abortion pills is sentenced to three...

    05/21/2018 10:14:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 21, 2018 | Hannah Parry and Ashley Collman For
    FULL TITLE: Doctor who spiked his pregnant girlfriend's drink with FOUR abortion pills is sentenced to three years in prison A doctor who spiked his then-girlfriend's drink with four abortion pills has been sentenced to three years in jail. Brook Fiske, 37, was almost four months pregnant when she was poisoned by Sikander Imran, 32, last year. She was began suffering contractions and was rushed to hospital where she lost her unborn baby son. Imran was arrested and earlier this year, pleaded guilty to fetal homicide in Arlington County, Virginia. On Friday, he received a three-year jail term, and 17-year...
  • Simple Solution to Gun Shootings

    05/21/2018 10:12:55 AM PDT · by dila813 · 15 replies
    Today | Freeper
    Require all Schools get insurance for students while on school property. Why? Because look what is required for you to have employees on your property. The Insurance Company's underwriters require that you pay insurance rates that are subject to the likelihood that they will sustain a claim. What does this mean, 1. those insured take steps to reduce their rates such as taking steps that are identified by insurers that reduce their risk. 2. those who are extremely risky can't obtain insurance and therefore can't have students. 3. the insurance companies investigate all claims to determine the root cause to...
  • O b a m a g a t e: The Past Finally Meets The Present.

    05/21/2018 10:00:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    The Viewers View ^ | May 21, 2018 | DIAMOND AND SILK
    O b a m a g a t e: The Past Finally Meets The Present. We told y'all way back then whats unfolding right now. This O b a m a g a t e col-lu-sion is some unbelievable hypocrisy. Maybe this video is the reason why the left want to shut us down! Like and Share, Share, Share.....